Treating Vascular Skin Conditions in Skokie, IL
Excel-V, developed by Cutera, is a solid-state laser system that works to alleviate superficial to deep vascular conditions. New Horizons Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa provides Skokie, IL patients with excel-V treatments, ranging from minor to major revitalization concerns. Excel-V uses two proven wavelengths, 532 nm, and 1064 nm to help with over 20 unique skin issues on all skin types. The specialized high-power green laser is absorbed by the skin’s abnormal blood vessels, helping restore them to normal condition. Excel-V is customized to each person’s skin type and condition, always putting your safety and comfort first. Call us today for a free excel-V consultation.
Treatment for Common Vascular Skin Conditions
Excel-V is helpful for many vascular skin conditions, including:
Rosacea is a common disorder that mainly affects the skin on the face. While it is typically characterized by harmless cosmetic symptoms, such as redness in the face, some patients also complain of heating or discomfort when they flush. Triggers of rosacea episodes can include strenuous exercise, temperature extremes, alcohol, and spicy foods.
Telangiectasias are tiny broken blood vessels that are permanently fixed in the dilated state. While they usually do not present a medical issue, they do create a cosmetic concern as they can take on the appearance of fine red lines coursing through the surface of the facial skin.
Leg veins are dilated vessels that range from large veins to small telangiectasias. Other non‐laser treatment of leg veins typically involves sclerotherapy, a procedure in which a liquid is injected into the damaged vessels to harden and destroy the vessel wall. Excel V can treat leg veins up to 4mm in diameter.
A port wine stain is a type of red or purple birthmark made of dilated blood capillaries. They often appear on the face and do not fade unless they are treated. Non‐laser treatment of port wine stains has included radiation, freezing, and surgery, often resulting in pain and scarring.
Cherry Angiomas are small red bumps that appear spontaneously on the skin. They typically appear in middle age and will proliferate. Non‐laser treatment of cherry angiomas includes cryosurgery and electrosurgery.
Providing Superior Contact Cooling
One of the best things about excel-V is its superior contact cooling. It provides continuous cooling to the skin before, during, and after each laser pulse. This helps patients stay comfortable and safe throughout the procedure. Excel-V’s contact cooling temperature is easily adjusted, allowing the provider to address deeper concerns or superficial issues such as pigmentation problems. We’d love to help you with your problem areas. We’ll talk to you about the best approach to each skin issue on your body.
Frequently Asked Questions
Excel-V is the most advanced aesthetic technology that combines two powerfully precise lasers to target and eliminate vascular concerns (redness, unsightly veins) and benign pigmented lesions (age spots, sun spots, discoloration) on the face and body.
Excel-V treats nearly twenty unique aesthetic and dermatologic skin concerns. The most common Excel-V treatments include rosacea, facial and leg veins, age/brown spots, and acne scars.
Your treatment provider will select one of Excel-V’s two lasers and customize the treatment settings to target the color and depth of your skin concern Most treatments are finished in just a few minutes.
For most procedures, Excel-V provides quick treatments with best results within just a few days. Most procedures only take 5 to 10 minutes but some may take up to 45 minutes.
Most treatments require only one to two treatment sessions. The number of treatments will vary based on your condition. Your Excel-V provider will discuss a customized treatment plan during your consultation.
Excel-V treatments can feel similar to a rubber band snapping against skin. Depending on the procedure, a cooled treatment tip will be in contact with the skin to protect and provide comfort to the area. A topical anesthetic may be available from your provider to improve your treatment experience.
Redness and/or swelling can be expected following treatment and will resolve within a few days. Treated brown spots will darken and slough off within 3 to 6 days. For full face treatments, swelling will peak 24 to 48 hours post treatment and usually resolves within a few days. Typically, you can wear make-up and return to normal activities immediately. Your provider may recommend a topical steroid to reduce swelling as needed.*
*Medical Disclaimer “There’s no guarantee, results may vary”.